PCB says talks to bring back Mickey Arthur 'proving difficult', search for new head coach to continue.

The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) confirmed on Tuesday that it had been in talks with South Africa's Mickey Arthur for appointing him as the head coach for the men's team but added that the search would continue for now.

Arthur is currently coaching Derbyshire in English county cricket. He previously coached the Greenshirts from 2016 to 2019.

The current head coach of the men's cricket team is Saqlain Mushtaq.

In the statement released on Tuesday, the PCB said it also discussed with Arthur a proposal to act as a consultant on a 'time-sharing basis' with Derbyshire, with whom he has a long-term contract.

'Unfortunately, however, this option is proving difficult to materialise for various reasons on both sides.

'Under the circumstances, the PCB will continue its search for the right person to fit the slot of the national team head coach and some top names are already under consideration,' the statement said.

The development comes days after Ramiz Raja was sacked as the PCB chairman and Najam Sethi was appointed to lead a 14-member committee tasked with restoring the PCB 2014 Constitution, including revival of departmental cricket.

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